Self-published.. First edition. Printed by Hossfeld in Liverpool. 8vo.49pp. Bound in original paper wrappers which have comic drawings on the cover. Illustrated with five black and white drawing reproduced using lithography. They are all in the comic nature , reminiscent of Cruikshank, Jame Ross etc of the 1850’s period. The book is looking at the comic side of contemporary artists who take art very seriously, i.e Whistler, Turner, Etty, Watts etc. The illustrator has remained anonymous. I suspect they were drawn by Prange The book is in a mess. There is some foxing throughout which is heavier on the end papers. ;the paper cover is frayed, soiled with small pieces missing, the stitching is loose, I am unable to guarantee that the book is complete as the copies in COPAC do not mention number of illustrations. However it is very scarce/rare, only a few copies would have been printed and an interesting view point on art of the period. Prange F.G.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 021884